All of Connecticut’s children deserve access to quality education.

Together with generous donors, we provide K-8 tuition assistance to families in need

How You Can Help


No matter where we come from, what we look like, or how much money our family has, our children should have what they need to learn, grow, and thrive.


25 Years+

We’ve provided equal access to quality education to the children of Connecticut


$22 Million+

Scholarship dollars awarded since 1995



Student scholarships awarded since 1995



Private schools chosen by parents

Why Education Matters

About Us

We are an independent scholarship organization.

Our focus is on helping children and their families—and what’s best for them. We encourage parents and guardians to choose any accredited K-8 private or parochial school in Connecticut that will accept their student and work with CEO to apply our scholarship dollars to the child’s tuition account each year. Currently, our scholars attend over 40 different schools.

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Your Gifts

All donations large and small go a long way in helping children reach their full potential

For as little as $55, you can fund a week of school for a student in need. A gift of $2,100 will fund a maximum full-year scholarship.

Ways To Give

News & Stories

Foundation provides scholarships to Waterbury children

‘Everything we are doing here helps the kids’: Foundation provides scholarships to Waterbury children from low-income families

WATERBURY — Carolanne Marquis, executive director of Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation of Connecticut, expected the Brass City to be a good fit for her organization, but she didn’t expect it to see the immediate success it has had.

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K-8 Scholarships Now Available to Residents of Waterbury, Connecticut

The Children’s Educational Foundation of Connecticut, Inc. (CEO), a nonprofit organization that supports equal access to quality education, is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to qualified residents of Waterbury, Connecticut. 

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School-Choice Opportunity Comes to City

For almost a quarter-century, the Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation (CEO) has been serving Connecticut by providing matching scholarships so that even students from economically challenged families might be able to afford K-8 private-school educations.

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